Police hope surveillance video from inside a southwest Atlanta store will help identify the man accused of assaulting store employees and swiping cash.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, three employee were leaving the Fair Street Superette when they were approached by a man wearing a dark coat, dark hooded jacket and dark jeans, according to Atlanta police. The man then produced a handgun and struck a 71-year-old man in the head, causing a gash, police said.
The suspect assaulted the employees before stealing cash from the store. Watch the Fair Street armed robbery.
Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.com. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
Brookhaven police are searching for the man who spent Monday afternoon robbing a local bank.
The suspect showed a clerk a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of money from the Community and Southern Bank on Peachtree Road around 2 p.m., police said. No one was injured in the incident.
Authorities released a surveillance photo of the suspect, who is described as a black man around 60 years old and 5-foot-9 with a slim build.
Anyone with information on the bank robbery should call the Brookhaven Police Department at 404-637-0600 or the tip line at 404-637-0636.
One of Clayton County’s top 10 most wanted fugitives turned himself in Wednesday night, authorities said.
Desmond Deiontay Freeman, 18, was wanted on four counts each of armed robbery and aggravated assault and one count of sexual battery in connection with several incidents last month, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said.
He is being held at the Clayton County Jail without bond, according to jail records.
UPDATE: An East Point woman reported missing Monday night was found safe Tuesday morning, Channel 2 Action News is reporting.
East Point police have issued a Mattie’s Call alert for a missing 74-year-old woman with dementia.
Maria Colon walked away from her home on Graywall Street in a neighborhood off Headland Drive around 10 p.m. Monday.
Colon was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes and a black coat with a hood and the letters “CMS” on the back.
Anyone with information is asked to call East Point police at 404-761-2177.
Acworth police detectives are looking for a man they say robbed Lacey Drug Store at gunpoint Monday.
The suspect, who was wearing a mask, is described as a 6-foot-tall man with a medium build. The man walked into the drugstore about noon, and demanded pain medication, Capt. Mark Cheatham said in a news release. He left the area in a maroon vehicle, possibly a PT Cruiser, Cheatham said.
Authorities are reviewing security footage, and ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 770-974-1232.
A man and a woman face drug-related charges after Clayton County police said they found them in an apartment with cocaine and marijuana.
While investigating criminal activities at Willow Way Apartments on Riverdale Road, police found the two suspects in the apartment illegally, according to a release from the Clayton County Police Department.
The officers smelled an odor of marijuana and had probable cause for a search warrant, the release said.
Officers found 152 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution, 29.3 grams of crack cocaine, 2.4 grams of powdered cocaine, about 72 prescription pills and a stolen handgun, according to the release.
Gwinnett police are searching for two men who allegedly stole money from a business owner outside of his home in Suwanee, according to a release from the Gwinnett County Police Department.
On Nov. 16, two men visited Zone Electronics in the Pendergrass Flea Market in Jackson County and spoke to the owner several times throughout the day.
The owner closed the store at 5 p.m. and drove to his home in Suwanee. When he arrived at his home, a male armed with a shotgun knocked on his window and demanded money.The owner recognized him as one of the men who entered his store earlier that day, the release said.
The owner gave the man money, but the man shot the floorboard of the owner’s car and demanded more money. The owner handed him more cash before the man fled to a nearby vehicle, according to the
Paulding county detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men wanted in connection to several “quick change” scams at the Walmart in Dallas, according to a release from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
A “quick change” scam occurs when someone buys an inexpensive item, the cashier has the register open and the person asks for change for a larger bill. The person then uses quick hand movements and confusing dialogue to confuse the cashier into giving them more money, the release said.
The cashier usually doesn’t realize the scam has happened until the register drawer is counted at the end of their shift.
The scams occurred at the Walmart on Marietta Highway on Sept. 26 and Nov. 18.
The sheriff’s office says the same three men are involved in the scams and they appear to be professionals.
One person is in custody and three others are wanted in connection with multiple shoplifting incidents across metro Atlanta Saks Fifth Avenue stores, authorities said Tuesday.
Police responded to a shoplifting call on Sept. 14 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Woodstock and video surveillance confirmed that three women entered the store and stole more than $1,500 in merchandise, Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said in a news release.
The women fled the store in a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox with Georgia license plate number PD15KQ. One of the suspects appeared to be pregnant, Duncan said.
Shawndrea Gay has been identified as one of the women involved and is in custody in Cobb County. Police Tuesday